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Quiet and relaxing walk.

Beautiful fall day with an amazing view

Trail along the rivers edge is perfect for an easy hike or with a stroller. you can then follow trail down to the dam to view the waterfall and brook (narrow woodsy trail). Very pretty views. If you follow the road past campgrounds and through sawhorse barrier you come to a very hidden trail on the left side which takes you to Big Bass Pond, great little fishing hole.

4 months ago

My wife and I did the Water Discovery Trail. We loved the scenery and the frogs.

Avid hiker from San Diego. I would agree with below reviews that the trails are not very well marked. Difficult to find the trail head but from the South Shore parking lot as you face the women’s restroom the trail head is on the left. We did the Snowflake trail up to the dam, walked up the hill, took Lake View Drive to the 407, made a right, then back to the South Shore parking lot. Easy walking with some uneven surfaces with rocks and tree roots. 3.7 miles the way we went.

great family friendly nature walk close to home.

7 months ago

Hiked along the lakeshore and then walked passed the dam and onto the Northwoods trail. The trail was marked but at times was confusing because the markers seemed few and far between in certain areas. Was hard to see where in began and ended. There were plenty of trails so you can’t get lost. Ended up on Fairgrounds Road which we ended up on 407 by the Entrance of the Park came back on Orchard trail. All in all , was a nice hike but was sloppy in a couple areas.

on Orchard Trail

7 months ago

Easy trail that is marked and runs along Route 407 and leads right into the parking lot for boat trailers

Beautiful park to walk your dog. Ventured out to some trails I’ve never seen for the first time. Me and my dog enjoyed it

Trail was marked well and fully covered in snow. The hike was relatively easy and my 2 1/2 yr old completed the hike with minimal help.

A beautiful walk through the old woods! The trail is well marked and easy to follow. A nice hike in winter months because all the mud is frozen. Definitely « easy » not « moderate ». Add the South Branch Trail to your day - it’s lovely and very lightly trafficked.

10 months ago

Fun trail with some elevation change and interesting sections. Very quiet, I basically had the place to myself. Some very muddy areas right now (12/26/18) requiring some creative routes.

10 months ago

Not super scenic, but a nice afternoon hike. Very quiet this time of year (12/26). Some sections were seriously muddy, but all in all, it is nice and not too difficult. Just enough challenge to keep it interesting.

Easy terrain. A bit muddy today due to all the recent rain, but nothing terrible. Beautiful outcrop about a half mile in and the second half of the trail through the pines is beautiful.

Sun Mar 25 2018

Easy hike through the forest full of evergreens.

Not moderate difficulty but not really a scenic trail. Good workout and good for running too.

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Wed Apr 19 2017

Easy trail for beginners! Beautiful scene!

Lackawanna State Park gets an A

Flat terrain so not much of a hike per se, but a very nice walk mostly in the forest. We found it poorly marked at the point where you turn and loop back and ended up getting a little lost finding the path back to the starting point.

beautiful place easy trail

nice trail especially if you park by the dam and walk across the bridge to access it. not well marked but easy enough to navigate if you grab a park map. this trail loop is within the Lackawanna state park.

Didn't push through. There were no signs for the trail so we didn't find it. We only found the parking but no information about the trail. It feels creepy!

Easy hike. Not much to look at. But shady area

Snowflake is good for beginners. Frost Hollow is slightly more challenging, but both are nice trails to hike!

A multitude of trails through the state park. Nice hike, easy, 4 miles or so from parking lot 5 to bullfrog pond via Northwoods trail. Orange trail at trail head than red trail to blue than yellow. Orange trail also runs a few miles and is used for mountain biking.

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